The train was jam packed.There were four passengers in every seat intended for three.People were standing all along the aisle.It was then the passengers heard a commotion.A man in his early forties caught hold of a young man in blue jeans and a red coloured Tshirt by his collar and told him as he pointed out to another passenger ”I saw you picked his pocket.Hand over the wallet to him” In a moment the youngman whisked out a small knife and tried to slash the older man who held his collar.The agile man gave him a whack on his hand and the knife fell down.He laughed aloud telling “Don’t ever try your tricks on me.I have seen many like you.” The purse retrieved the passenger who had lost it was profuse in thanking the brave benefactor.
A couple of other passengers tied the hands of the pickpocket and waited for the train to stop at the next station.Everyone was in awe of the man as the passengers usually do not intervene in the activities of pickpockets who travel in groups and who do not hesitate to harm people when caught.The pickpocket was pushed by the irate passengers when the train stopped. New passengers both men and women surged in blocking the space at the entrance. But our man who stayed on in the train moved towards the exit gate.
As the train was proceeding fast, there was a shrill scream from a young woman caught in the crowd at the entrance.When people turned towards her,she accused a middle aged bald man in his fifties of having groped her at improper places taking advantage of the crowd and her proximity.Our hero who was nearby pounced on the rogue and beat him hard.The other passengers too joined in what turned out to be a case of meting out instant justice.This man also bound behind and was pushed out of train at the next station for handing over to police.
While our hero was surveying triumphantly with a smug smile at the admiring crowd that surrounded him, four men in white uniform boarded the compartment and soon one of them shouted ”Here is our quarry.Come quick, help catch him and block the gate” Our hero who saw them turned pale and tried to move away towards the other gate.One passenger accosted the men in uniform and said “You seem going for the wrong man.He has in a few minutes just a while ago helped catch a pickpocket and an eve-teasing rogue.”
“We know, sir. .He is our man, we have no doubt.He escaped while we were taking him along with others from the asylum to the hospital. He believes he is an inspector of police.”
The man started crying when the uniformed men took him in their custody bringing home the truth that such bravery he displayed for public causes comes by normally when one is insane!!